Squatting toe balance is sometimes considered a variation of chair pose (utkatasana).
In addition to improving balance,
squatting toe balance pose offers the following benefits:
- Strengthens and improves
flexibility in the ankles, toes, knees and thighs
- Stretches the upper back
- Strengthens the core abdominal
- Improves concentration and focus
- Proves relief for flat feet
Beginners or those struggling with
balance may place one or both hands on the ground or use yoga blocks to help balance before attempting prayer position with the hands.